* In ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl'', the eponymous game has replaced warfare. And this is in an AlternateHistory version of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''. The dwarven hatred of orcs has been reduced to hooliganism. The dark elves and the high elves settle their differences kicking a rugby ball around instead of killing each other. Khorne no longer wants blood and skulls, he wants blood and touchdowns.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': Dwarfs take everything as SeriousBusiness. Seriously, it's suggested that they are physically incapable of not giving their all when they strive to do something. This explains their skill as craftsmen. Dwarfs also take two things very seriously specifically: [[ThisIsUnforgivable their Grudges]], and their {{Badass Beard}}s.
** No kidding. One famous Dwarf Grudge was by the clan of Karak Azul, who lost ten thousand warriors in a landslide caused by an exploding goblin shaman at a battle in Grimspike Pass. Since the offending goblin died and the Dwarfs won in the end anyway, the Dwarfs declared the Grudge ''against the pass itself'', vowing that they will never stop until every bit of wealth has been mined out and the mountain reduced to dust.
** Bugman's Brewery, where the legendary ale known as Bugman's XXXXX was created, was once considered the greatest of all Dwarfish brewhouses. Then the Greenskins attacked, tore down the brewery, killed most of the Bugman clan, and ''drank almost all of the beer''. Note which part of that was emphasized.
** The Dwarfs once started a vicious war against the Elves because their arrogant {{Jerkass}} king shaved the beard of one of their emissaries as an insult.
** One Grudge in the [[VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer Total War video game]] deals with a group of Dwarf travellers being killed by vampires as they moved through Stirland. That's bad enough, but the ''worst'' part was the slain Dwarfs [[EvilIsPetty were reanimated through necromancy and made to recreate a play]] called ''Stoutheart Beardcomber and the Ostlander's Wife''. The play is terrible.
* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} and TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} players tend to treat their game as this. [[CrackIsCheaper The games are notoriously expensive to get into and the cost of a good army can go well into triple-digit figures]], not to mention the time and effort to assemble and paint all those models.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''--
** One reason the mightiest of the gods aren't [[TheGodsMustBeLazy directly trying to fix]] the mess the world's in is due to their obsession with "The Games of Divinity," which are apparently the Platonic Ideal of Fun. A lot of the fans don't like this explanation.
** There's also Sigereth, The Player Of Games, who's basically the Demoness of SeriousBusiness. She manifests as a game board, and does absolutely nothing but play games with any and all challengers... [[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame with ridiculously high stakes for winning or losing.]] Think memories, skills, your body and soul... to give an example of how serious it is, most spirits are allowed to take an advantage that makes them immune to mind-control that would cause them to violate one key rule of their existence. Sigereth? ''Cannot be compelled to lose board games.''
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4Z_PL4vaGs This]] game of ''Jenga'' definitely qualifies.